Mark Ballas has many thoughts about ‘Dancing with the Stars’ season 23! He talked to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY about who he thinks had a good chance of winning season 23, and his picks will definitely surprise you!
“To be honest, I am not one who likes to pick a frontrunner on paper because the show has changed so much,” Mark, 30, told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY at the YO-KAI WATCH event in Los Angeles. “But now it is about so much more then just being a good dancer. I think on paper Laurie and Val are going to be great. I think Derek’s back, he’s a fan favorite, he’s incredible, very creative! I think he will do well with Marilu.”
As we all know, Mark and Derek, 31, are BFFs, so it’s not a surprise Mark is rooting for Derek! “She is a little older then some of the other contestants, but I think if someone is going to be a little older and do mind-blowing things it will be her!” Mark adds. “So I think those two will be really good. And there are some really interesting characters. Babyface I am excited to see. It is going to be interesting!”
Mark is taking a break from Dancing with the Stars this season to star in Broadway’s Jersey Boys. Mark’s won the mirror ball trophy twice, so he clearly knows what it takes to win it!
Season 23 definitely features some of the best stars yet. In addition to Marilu, 64, Laurie, 16, and Babyface, 57, Ryan Lochte, 32, Vanilla Ice, 48, Amber Rose, 32, Calvin Johnson, 30, Rick Perry, 66, Maureen McCormick, 60, Jake T. Austin, 21, James Hinchcliffe, 29, Terra Jole, 36, and Jana Kramer, 32, are all a part of the cast. Dancing with the Stars premieres Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
HollywoodLifers, who do you think is going to win DWTS season 23? Do you think Mark is right? Let us know!